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March 21st

Keeping floors like new

March 21, 2014

Spring is officially here, and you know what that means. Spring cleaning.

It's time to get out your mop and bucket, vacuum, brooms, dusters and all of the rest of your floor-care cleaning supplies that have been hiding in the back of a coat closet collecting dust for who knows how long.

According to Tomas Herrera, sales associate at Lima Floor Covering Center, many floor brands have their own cleaning products to help ensure the correct, safest form of cleaning.

Ask the expert — Ask Amy Staging

March 21, 2014

Owner of Ask Amy Staging, LLC, Amy Zumberger, knows how to organize a home. Whether it's staging an occupied home to sell, offering redesign services to new home buyers or downsizing for seniors, Amy is a professional who created a business from de-cluttering, cleaning and organizing homes.

Here are her tips for homeowners trying to "spruce up" their spring cleaning this year.

Singsation a sensation

March 21, 2014

For Wapakoneta High School seniors Wyatt Harrison and Austin Drake Singsation has been a large portion of their lives for the past four years.

As the only four-year participants in the show choir group, Harrison said he couldn’t ask for more from this year’s experience.

Longtime employee leaves Daily News

March 21, 2014

Since 1979, Nina Laney has been a fixture at the Wapakoneta Daily News. Today, she said goodbye to the only job she has ever known.

“I’m still going through the emotions of having to walk out that door today and then I’m done,” Laney said yesterday. “I’ve already started to get emotional. It’s going to be tough.”

In the 35 years that she has been at the paper, Laney has had a multitude of jobs.

VALU class takes look at industry

March 21, 2014

A few of the largest manufacturers in Auglaize County stole the spotlight at this month’s Visioning Auglaize Leadership and Unity (VALU), a class designed to enhance knowledge of the county for area leaders.

Members of the class got a glimpse inside plant facilities, and, while taking tours guided by specialists within each company, VALU members learned about the rich history of many of the businesses and their roots within the county.

March 20th

Auction to aid baby, family

March 20, 2014

A quarter auction benefiting a Wapakoneta family and baby with medical needs will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at The Palazzo, 309 South Main St. in Botkins.

Baby Elizabeth Klopfenstein, who has a condition that will require surgery later this year, has endured countless complications and doctor visits. The auction is to help support her and her family’s needs.

W-G mulls armed personnel on site

March 20, 2014

At a parent advisory meeting Tuesday night, Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools Superintendent Chris Pfister announced that the administration will be releasing a survey asking parents if they support having a well-trained employee carrying a firearm in the building during school hours.

The district has not yet written the survey, but Pfister said the questions would be structured to  provide parents and other community members with sufficient information to make a decision.

Mammography bus visits Miller’s

March 20, 2014

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Insititute debuted their mobile mammography unit in May of 2009, which is also known as the James. The James Mobile Mammography Program is accredited by the American College of Radiology.

The mobile unit is the first in central Ohio to offer 100 percent digital X-ray capabilities, and travels to area businesses who want to offer mammography screenings to their employees over the age of 40.

March 19th

DWP plans façade event

March 19, 2014

This Saturday, the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) is hosting an informational meeting regarding the Facade Improvement Program.

The meeting will start at 9 a.m. at the Eagles building located at 25 E. Auglaize St. and breakfast will be available for purchase for those interested.

Chairman of the Façade Improvement Program, Sue Siesel said the primary focus of the program is to maintain some of the qualities downtown Wapakoneta has to offer.

Regional exercise will test county preparedness

March 19, 2014

In the face of a pandemic, how prepared is Auglaize County? That is the topic of conversation between county health, law and safety agencies as they anticipate an upcoming Northwestern Ohio widespread disease, mass fatality exercise.

“We put together a planning committee to design the exercise,” Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said about the health departments and hospitals in the 18-county region.

The planning began in November 2013.

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